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CFTT came across the following web site and feels it bears particular attention. GiftFromWithin.org has been in existence since the mid '90s; its focus is Trauma and PTSD from all causes, not just military. There is a very valuable collection of reference and training material, podcasts and webcasts. We highly recommend you allocate some time to look over this site and consider it a resource for on-going reference.
Here is a brief description of the site in the words of Dr Frank Ochberg, “We started Gift From Within in 1993 with the intention of giving trauma survivors, their loved ones and supporters a credible online website that was friendly and supportive. PTSD is real and we wanted to explain the condition without being too technical or too superficial. Gift From Within believes that persons with PTSD and related traumatic stress syndromes deserve the same respect and support that individuals and families suffering the impact of cancer, heart disease and stroke receive. At least 10,000,000 Americans have experienced some form of PTSD. Gift From Within was founded to help provide this support.
Click Here to go to the Clinical Pages of the Returning Veterans section of the National ATTC Network web site. These pages are by no means comprehensive, but they do contain a little information on each of many topics that are critical to the safe and effective treatment of returning veterans who have substance use disorders (SUD), post-deployment stress effects, and/or other related challenges (e.g., depression, anxiety).